Overview of the Dimensions of Yoga approach
These complementary 12 week programs immerse the participant in personal yoga practice through a combination of a week long residential ashram stay followed by 11 weeks of supported home practice and study. Develop a personal yoga practice and lifestyle in alignment with one’s goals in life. Fuelled by each participant’s own intention and commitment, grounded in a living tradition, the new Dimensions of Yoga courses support a personal journey towards yoga as a way of life.
A practical exploration and development of personal practice (sadhana) is encouraged as part of daily life. This process is traditionally referred to as sadhana, the subtle discipline of a lifestyle adopted to reach one’s deeper goals. Each module takes a branch of yoga (Hatha Yoga: body, breath and energy and Raja Yoga: Eight steps to self understanding), and aligns practical techniques with the study of classic texts. They are highly practical, with a strong foundation in tradition, led by highly experienced teachers, grounded in the Satyananda tradition of Yoga.
Each module stands on its own, but is also designed to be a complementary component in the Dimensions of Yoga series. The modules may be taken in any order.
The Modules have been retitled to better reflect their place as a foundation for the new course, Yoga Instructor in the Satyananda tradition. These two modules, focused on personal practice, need to be completed before the Yoga Instructor module.
Together, regular practice, reflection in daily life, and application of classic concepts for creating a quiet mind, create an immersive experience leading to greater self understanding.
This module follows the classic text on Raja Yoga Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, with an exploration of the Raja Yoga aspects of Asana and Pranayama, a dynamic and creative approach to Raja Yoga concepts such as the yamas and niyamas, and Pratipaksha Bhavana (cultivation of opposites), Abhyasa (commited practice) and Vairagya (non attachment) with a serious investigation of meditation techniques such as Yoga Nidra, Antar Mouna and Ajapajapa, and their relationship to developing Pratyahara. Next intake 11th April 2019. read more